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High-Level Discussion on Renewable Energy and Climate Change to Get Underway in Abu Dhabi as IRENA Members Gather for 17th Council

Agency members to discuss importance of renewable energy as the solution for countries in taking climate action Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: More than 360 government representatives from 116 countries will gather in Abu Dhabi tomorrow to attend the Seventeenth Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Luxembourg will Chair the Agency’s two-day high-level […]

Azelio Offers its Technology to Increase Reliable Clean Power Supply for Refugee Camps in Jordan

STOCKHOLM : Azelio has invited UNHCR to explore the company’s unique energy storage technology as a complement to the existing solar photovoltaic power installations in refugee camps in Jordan. UNHCR aims for the refugee camps to be self-sufficient and is now looking for solutions providing reliable on-site clean power supply at all hours of the […]

OPIC BOARD APPROVES CRITICAL EGYPTIAN POWER PROJECT

WASHINGTON: The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today approved $87 million in financing to Lekela Egypt Wind Power BOO S.A.E. to support economic growth in Egypt through the development of critical power infrastructure. OPIC’s support will mobilize more than $250 million in additional capital to finance the project. “Energy […]

Jolywood Signs Groundbreaking Agreement to Provide N-Type High-Efficiency Bifacial Modules for 320MW project in Dubai

SHANGHAI: On June 6 at SECE 2019 Jolywood, a leading Chinese manufacturer of N-type bifacial solar cells and modules, and Shanghai Electric signed a landmark cooperation deal to construct a 320MW capacity power station to deliver clean and renewable energy for Dubai in 2020. Dr. Zhifeng Liu from Jolywood signs contract with Mr. Xiaobin Cao from Shanghai […]

IEA and African Union hold first ever ministerial meeting on development of Africa’s energy sector

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The International Energy Agency co-hosted a joint ministerial summit with the African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday that brought together high-level representatives from government and industry to discuss the development of Africa’s energy sector. The event, titled “The Future of Africa’s Energy,” is the first of its kind and reflects the IEA’s […]

Gender neutral ways of ensuring universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Incorporating gender focus in electrification programmes is important as women and men have different energy needs. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), only 43% of the population has access to electricity, which leaves approximately 600 million people without it. [1] Despite the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — which ensures universal access to affordable, reliable and modern […]